To All Our Dads We Say Thanks!
By Isabella Kidd


This weekend we celebrate our Dads and Father figures that are in our lives. As we all know, this year has thrown a lot of curveballs. Father’s Day 2021 will have to be celebrated a bit differently this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. There is still an abundance of ways to celebrate all of what makes our inspirational and supportive Fathers so special to us.

Q: What do you admire most about your dad? In what ways are you similar to him?
My Dad is genuinely the best dad I could have asked for. He has taught my sister and I multiple life lessons which has helped shape us to become the people we are today. Dad is very determined and loyal. He will always do anything and everything he can to help us and anyone who needs assistance. I thoroughly admire his work ethic and his ability to almost always fix or build anything in our home. My Dad has such a strong drive to better himself and those around him.
I believe I am very similar to my Dad in so many ways. We share a love of cooking, reading historical facts and watching Harry Potter on repeat (sorry Mum!). My Mum would often say that I sometimes share my Dad’s stubbornness streak as well.

Q: What is one of your favourite memories with your Father?
I have a multitude of wonderful memories with my Dad. One that stands out the most comes from my childhood. Dad would always read to us each night, this was one of my favourite times of the day. I would often be heard asking him to ‘read just one more book’, to which Dad always would. I will forever cherish these memories and be grateful that I had this time to spend with my Dad when I was little.

Q: How will you be spending Father’s Day this year?
Like last year, this Father’s Day will be spent at home. We will be treating Dad to a family brunch with all his favourite foods. A fire pit and BBQ will top off the day celebrating the wonderful man my dad is.



Q: What do you admire most about your dad? In what ways are you similar to him?  

There are a lot of things that I admire about my dad, but I think I mostly admire his kindness, patience, and warmth. I really believe he is one of the most caring people in my life and I admire that I can talk to him about anything and everything. He challenges me professionally and personally and I believe he makes me a better person every day. I really do look up to my dad and am beyond grateful to have the relationship with him that I do.  
My dad and I are similar in a lot of ways - beyond our shared appreciation for whiskey and chocolate. I think we are similar in our hobbies and our daily habits. I am often told that I am my father's daughter, and let's be honest- I'm not totally mad at that! 

Q: How will you be spending Father’s Day this year?  
Unfortunately, this year, I am in lockdown in Greater Sydney, so I won't be able to spend the day in person with him. No doubt (if he can figure out how to use FaceTime!), we can share a glass of whiskey and dinner over the phone. 

Q: What is one of your favourite memories with your Father?  
I have so many great memories with my dad. From sharing weekly catch-up dinners to working with him on-site or doing some cooking. I think one of my favourite memories would have to be when we walked around Zevenbergen together (the small town where his family is from in Holland). He told me amazing stories about his family and brought the entire town to life- I loved listening to him share all these amazing bits of family history. After walking around, we went to a small pub nearby and drank a few Heinekens and spent the afternoon chatting about everything! It was one of my best days with him to date! 



Q:   What do you admire most about your dad? In what ways are you similar to him?    
I have always admired how hard-working my dad is and how he encourages me to have a similar work ethic. He is also very generous with his time and skills, whether it is helping us as kids learn 7x7 (thanks for the patience dad) or helping his friends with odd jobs, he always manages to make time for everyone.  

I think we share a similar sense of humour. His classic dad jokes never fail to make me smile, and I think mum gets sick of the cheesy jokes I return.  

Q: How will you be spending Father’s Day this year? 
Unfortunately, this year’s Father’s Day will be spent apart due to lockdown. That won’t stop us from sharing a beer over FaceTime (hopefully it is still his shout).  

Q: What is one of your favourite memories with your Father?    
My dad and I were lucky enough to go to Everest Base Camp. This is a special memory to me as we were able to both challenge ourselves and experience a new culture together. 


Whilst this might not be a typical Father’s Day, you and your family can still celebrate in your own way. It is also a time to support our fantastic local businesses in Singleton. Many Cafes and shops have fantastic packages available that would make the perfect gift for your Father or special man in your life. Food boxes and grazing boards are also a fantastic option if you want to surprise him with some yummy treats.

We give a virtual big hug to all the wonderful Dads and say a massive thank you for everything you do for us!

From all of us at Next Move Property we say Happy Father’s Day!